Pence was within 40 feet of mob inflamed by Trump, Jan. 6 committee reveals

Plan to replace legitimate electors with slates of fake electors who would support Trump gained steam in early January, driving wedge between Trump and Pence

By: - June 16, 2022 6:53 pm
Pro-Trump mob at U.S. Capitol

Pro-Donald Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. A pro-Trump mob later stormed the Capitol. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.